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The art of war

Author: Sunzi; John Minford
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2003.
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"For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics, managing troops and terrain, and employing cunning and deception. But its underlying philosophy lends itself to infinite applications: an elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle or in business or
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi; John Minford
ISBN: 0140439196 9780140439199 0670031569 9780670031566
OCLC Number: 156732982
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Description: lvi, 325 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The Art of War. Ch. 1. Making of Plans. Ch. 2. Waging of War. Ch. 3. Strategic Offensive. Ch. 4. Forms and Dispositions. Ch. 5. Potential Energy. Ch. 6. Empty and Full. Ch. 7. The Fray. Ch. 8. The Nine Changes. Ch. 9. On the March. Ch. 10. Forms of Terrain. Ch. 11. The Nine Kinds of Ground. Ch. 12. Attack by Fire. Ch. 13. Espionage --
The Art of War with Commentary. Ch. 1. Making of Plans. Ch. 2. Waging of War. Ch. 3. Strategic Offensive. Ch. 4. Forms and Dispositions. Ch. 5. Potential Energy. Ch. 6. Empty and Full. Ch. 7. The Fray. Ch. 8. The Nine Changes. Ch. 9. On the March. Ch. 10. Forms of Terrain. Ch. 11. The Nine Kinds of Ground. Ch. 12. Attack by Fire. Ch. 13. Espionage.
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In this translation, the author presents the core text in two formats: first, the unadorned ancient words of wisdom ascribed to Sun-tzu, the author of "The Art of War"; then, the same text with a  Read more...

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"The strategic advice that [<i>The Art of War</i>] offers concerns much more than the conduct of war. It is an ancient book of proverbial wisdom, a book of life." Read more...

 
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